A Stage-Normalized Function for the Synthesis of Stage-Discharge Relations for the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Title A Stage-Normalized Function for the Synthesis of Stage-Discharge Relations for the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, Arizona
Creator Wiele, Stephen M.; Torizzo, Margaret
Subject Water quality; Streamflow; Stream measurements; Water -- Analysis
Spatial Coverage Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Grand Canyon (Ariz.); Arizona
Description A method was developed to construct stage-discharge rating curves for the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, Arizona, using two stage-discharge pairs and a stage-normalized rating curve. Stage-discharge rating curves formulated with the stage-normalized curve method are compared to (1) stage-discharge rating curves for six temporary stage gages and two streamflow-gaging stations developed by combining stage records with modeled unsteady flow; (2) stage-discharge rating curves developed from stage records and discharge measurements at three streamflow-gaging stations; and (3) stages surveyed at known discharges at the Northern Arizona Sand Bar Studies sites. The stage-normalized curve method shows good agreement with field data when the discharges used in the construction of the rating curves are at least 200 cubic meters per second apart. Predictions of stage using the stage-normalized curve method are also compared to predictions of stage from a steady-flow model.
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Contributors Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center
Date 2003
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://az.water.usgs.gov/pubs/03-4037intro.html). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://az.water.usgs.gov/pubs/03-4037intro.html
Source Wiele, Stephen M.; Torizzo, Margaret, A Stage-Normalized Function for the Synthesis of Stage-Discharge Relations for the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, Arizona, Tucson, Arizona: U. S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation 03-4037, 23 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6tb15v2
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-19
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145900
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tb15v2
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